Going Native Florida Natives in Urban Landscapes
This tour visits multiple unique municipal sites in Lee County which exemplify successful Florida native landscape design. Participants will learn the important benefits to healthy Florida ecosystems and preservation of the food web, of prioritizing native plants in Florida's urban and suburban landscapes, along with the challenges that come with design in the urban environment. The importance of local municipal landscape codes and how they influence design decisions will also be discussed. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what a native landscape
Bonita Springs, FL
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
The participants will learn ecological and food web reasons for utilizing natives plants in urban landscapes, The participants will be exposed to successful examples of native planting designs, The participants will learn about local efforts of the Florida Native Plant Society., The participants will learn how municipal codes influence planting design, The participants will engage in open and honest conversation about perceived issues surrounding native plants.
Jonathan Burgess, Ryan Scofield, & Marlene Rodak
Course # 0011017
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